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Theaster Gates

Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an exclusive interview with Theaster Gates

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Agenda newsletter features an exclusive interview with Theaster Gates, the American artist behind this year's Serpentine Pavilion. Subscribe to Dezeen Agenda now!

Theaster Gates was the first solo artist commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion in its 22-year history. He told Dezeen that not being an architect allowed him to create a simple pavilion without "the burden of ambitious architecture".

"I wanted the structure to reflect a kind of simple builder's touch," he added.

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